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2 women, 1 man arrested for prostituting a 14-year-old for drugs and money

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Lakeisha Marshall, Trenace Tyler, Wendell Walker (Source: Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office) Lakeisha Marshall, Trenace Tyler, Wendell Walker (Source: Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office)
WANTED: Gregory Hardin (Source: Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office) WANTED: Gregory Hardin (Source: Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office)
DONALDSONVILLE, LA (WAFB) -

Two women and one man have been arrested by the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office following an investigation into allegations of the three prostituting a 14-year-old girl for drugs and money.

The arrests were made Tuesday after a three month long investigation that began when information was received that 33-year-old Lakeisha Marshall was prostituting a 14-year-old girl out of her home on McKinley Street in Donaldsonville in return for drugs and money.

The State Department of Children and Family Services removed the 14-year-old from Marshall's home and placed her in state custody as Sheriff's Office Juvenile Detectives were investigating the allegations.

During the course of the investigation, investigators learned that Marshall was not only prostituting the minor out of her home, but would also send the child out of town with an adult female, Trenace Tyler, and an adult male, Wendell Walker, who prostituted her to customers in New Orleans and other areas in south Louisiana.

Lakeisha Marshall, 33, of Donaldsonville was booked on charges of prostitution of persons under the age of 18, soliciting for prostitutes, and trafficking of children for sexual purposes.

Trenace Tyler, 19, of Donaldsonville was booked on charges of criminal conspiracy to commit prostitution of persons under the age of 18, criminal conspiracy to commit soliciting for prostitutes, and trafficking of children for sexual purposes.

Wendell Walker, 46, of Donaldsonville was booked on charges of criminal conspiracy to commit prostitution of persons under the age of 18, criminal conspiracy to commit soliciting for prostitutes, and trafficking of children for sexual purposes.

A warrant has also been obtained for the arrest of 28-year-old Gregory Hardin who is believed to have conspired with Marshall to prostitute the 14-year-old. Hardin, of Addis, remains at large and is wanted by Ascension Parish authorities on charges of criminal conspiracy to commit soliciting to prostitutes, criminal conspiracy to commit prostitution with persons under the age of 18, and trafficking of children for sexual purposes.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Hardin is urged to contact the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office at 225-621-INFO (4636) or by texting 847411 to our anonymous tip line from any cellular device or Crime Stoppers at 225-344-STOP (7867).

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